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Sprague Lake Report
Adams County, WA

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10/31/2017
Rainbow Trout
Morning
11/01/2017
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The usual trio headed to Sprague today. I was glad to have the canvas and heater as we saw a low of 21* enroute. We had 5 lines in the water by 8:00, 2 off a planer board and 3 long lined out the back. Pink, orange, chartreuse and perch Kekeda flies and a flickershad were offered. The pink fly was the first to go off with a nice 18" bow netted and released. Our expectations as usual were high but we had trouble finding and staying with the fish today. We would experience a sudden flurry with a couple hits with 1 or 2 fish landed over 15 minutes then nothing for 45-60 minutes.

We ended up with 13 fish landed and released over 6 hours. Most of the fish were 17-18" with 2 over 20". The largest fish snapped off 20 feet from the boat after a great fight. Water temp 45*, speed 2.2-2.6 MPH, depth 9-14 FOW. Pink Kekeda fly with a small silver smiley blade yielded the most fish.

As usual another great day on the water with friends.


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Hewes2ya
11/1/2017 6:44:17 PM
Pretty sporting of you to fish with the snap open...At least you don't have to fool with unhooking the fish, just loop off the lure and loop on another!
fishindoc
11/1/2017 6:50:53 PM
Had to look at the picture to realize our error. Actually the big fish we lost was due to an an open snap.
Kekedatackleco
11/1/2017 10:00:46 PM
Great looking fish once again! Glad the Kekedas worked out for you again. Thanks for using them and sharing the report. I feel like that pink often gets overlooked as a trout color because of its popularity as a Kokanee color. Happy to see it getting lots of fish! Like you said, makes for a nice Fall day. Take care, Dave
hewesfisher
11/2/2017 10:11:25 AM
Thanks for another great report, you guys really enjoy your time on the water. Those are some nice 'bows too. :-)
Part-Time
11/5/2017 2:27:18 PM
Wow, like the looks of those big ones. Interesting how you run your smiley blades, I may have to give that a try. Want to get out to Sprague soon, where do you launch out there?
fishindoc
11/6/2017 6:39:38 AM
On the fluorocarbon leader smiley blade, bead, snap then fly. There is a concrete ramp/launch on the SW portion of the lake, the dock is out for the winter. Good luck!
Part-Time
11/7/2017 6:53:38 PM
I tie a uniknot directly to the fly then drop on a couple of beads and a smiley blade. If that swivel to the fly works for you I will give it a try, certainly simpler than having a leader tied to the fly.
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